Pioneer VSX-521 AV Receiver

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The Pioneer VSX-521 is an ideal AV receiver for customers upgrading to a 3D HDMI compatible receiver, or as an upgrade for customers who have previously be using a 'home theatre in a box' type system. Aside from it's sleek, black new finish, thid is a powerful 5.1 AV receiver that is fully capable of turning any living room into a powerful home cinema environment. Bluetooth ready enabled - with the addition of the AS-BT200 or AS-BT100 bluetooth adaptors, meaning you can listen to your music without wires. Enjoy your music tracks even more by using Pioneer's Sound Retriever Air technology which restores the sound quality of MP3 files or bluetooth audio losses to near CD quality. This product marries both high definition video with HD audio via Dolby True HD or DTS HD Master audio decoding, delivering stunning sound quality from your blu-ray player or other HD sources. 4 in 1 out HDMI v1.4 is 3D enabled with audio return channel technology. Pioneer MCACC room calibration simplifies setup whilst also maximising the audio performance of your home cinema system - just plug in the supplied microphone and the software will literally tune your speaker system for optimal sound quality at your favourite listening position. In short this is a powerful, fully loaded, user friendly AV receiver which will add to your enjoyment of your music and movies.

Output Power per Channel    130W
Impedance at Output Level    6Ω
Number of Channels    5
Signal / Noise Ratio    98 dB
Input Connections    • 4 x HDMI
• 4 x Composite
• 2 x Component
• 1 x Coaxial
• 2 x Digital Optical
• 1 x Bluetooth adapter port for AS-BT200
Output Connections    • 1 x HDMI
• 1 x Composite
• 1 x Component
AM/FM Tuner with RDS    Yes
Tuner Pre-set Stations    30
HD Audio Formats    Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio
Audio Return Channel    Yes
Stand-by Pass Through    Yes
Control with HDMI    Yes
HDMI Repeater    Yes
On-Screen Display (GUI)    Analogue (English)
Remote Control    SR remote control
Weight    9.0 kg
Dimensions (W x H x D)    435 x 168 x 363  mm
Input & Output connections    VSX-521
Bluetooth Adapter Port    Yes
Component Video Input/Output    2/1 (assignable)
Composite Input/Output    4/1
Digital Optical Input/Output    2/- (assignable)
Digital Coaxial Input    1/-
Front Mini Jack    Yes
HDMI Input/Output    4/1
HDMI version    1.4a
Headphone Input    Yes
Large speaker terminals    Yes
Pre-amp Output    Yes (SW / SB)
Surround Sound Formats    VSX-521
Dolby Digital    Yes
Dolby Digital EX    Yes
Dolby Digital Plus    Yes
Dolby Pro Logic II    Yes
Dolby Pro Logic IIx    Yes
Dolby Pro Logic IIz    Yes
Dolby True HD    Yes
DTS    Yes
DTS-ES    Yes
DTS Neo: 6    Yes
DTS 96/24    Yes
DTS-Express    Yes
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio    Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio    Yes
Surround Modes    9 + 1 (Action, Drama, Entertainment Show, Advanced Game, Sports, Classical, Rock/Pop, Unplugged, Extended Stereo + Phones Surround)
Audio Features    VSX-521
Auto Level Control    Yes (2 channel)
Auto Surround    Yes
Bass/Treble Tone Controls    Yes
Dynamic Range Control    Yes
Headphone Surround    Yes

Front Stage Surround Advance    Yes
Loudness    Yes
Midnight Listening Mode    Yes
Phase Control    Yes
MCACC    Yes
Sound Delay (LipSync)    Yes
Advanced Sound Retriever    Yes (2 channel)
Sound Retriever AIR    Yes
Stream Direct    Yes
Symmetric EQ    Yes
Video Features    VSX-521
Deep Colour    Yes
3D Ready    Yes
x.v.Colour    Yes
HD Digital Film Direct 24    Yes
Power Output    VSX-521
Power output per channel    125W
Condition    1kHz, 1% THD, 6Ω
Rated Power Output    130W per channel
Input (Sensitivity/Imp.): LINE    200 mV / 47 kΩ
Frequency Response: LINE    5 Hz - 100 kHz +0/-3 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: LINE (DIN)    98 dB
Power Requirements    AC 220 - 230 V / 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (in use / standby)    415 W / 0,45 W
Construction    VSX-521
Design    Discrete Amplification Type
Digital Signal Processor    Texas Instruments AureusTM
D/A Converter    192 kHz / 24-bit
A/D Converter    96 kHz / 24-bit

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Shipping CostsMainland UK (Next-Day)Offshore/Out-of-reach (2-day)Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands, Scilly IslandsRepublic of Ireland (2-day)
Under £50 Orders £7.50 £12.50 £15.00
Over £50 Orders FREE £19.99 £29.99
Surcharge Orders £50.00 £69.99 £79.99
Saturday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
Sunday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
Saturday by 12 Delivery £35 N/A N/A


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Scottish Highlands Post Codes: AB30-38, AB41-42, AB44-56, FK17-99, G83, IV1-28, IV30-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-33, PA34-40, PH15-26, PH31-41, PH49-50
Islands Post Codes: HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3
Northern Ireland: All BT postcodes
Channel Islands Post Codes: JE, GY
Scilly Isles Post Codes: TR21, TR22, TR23, TR24, TR25